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Harvard: Wind Turbines Warm the Planet

Floating Wind farm

It’s no secret – at least around here – that wind power is an incredibly dirty energy source. The meager output and life expectancy can’t begin to abate the destruction required to make and dispose of them. They kill birds, bats, and now, according to Harvard, they warm the planet.

Related: BBC: Wind Power is Destroying the Planet

The Harvard scientists, … observed that the interaction of wind turbines and the atmosphere slow down the wind as wind energy is extracted by turbines. This has a warming effect on temperatures. Moreover, they found that many of the best locations for wind turbines are already utilized. This means future wind power installations will utilize lower-quality locations requiring many more turbines and much more land development to produce as the same amount of wind power.

The report tries to optimistic, but this is just another example where the math does not add up. There isn’t enough landmass for the number of turbines needed to meet current needs. That’s why programs like the Green Raw Deal include massive reductions in quality of life. Which, not coincidentally, you’ll need to embrace as part of the Old Socialism that is the real motivation for these schemes.

It’s about tradeoffs. We pretend these things are green, and in exchange, you give up power on demand, comfort, and mobility.

“Expanding mining on the scale needed to meet the renewable energy requirements of the Green New Deal and other proposed renewable energy mandates would cause unimaginable harm to the environment, wildlife, and humans,” the study, titled, “How the Green New Deal’s Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment,” reports.

And if you’d like to discuss colluding with foreign nations, most of the stuff we need in the quantities required will mean offshoring billion of US dollars and losing all the jobs displaced by a shift away from affordable, reliable domestic energy.

“Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the U.S. would require five to 20 times more land than previously thought, and, if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental U.S. by 0.24 degrees Celsius,” through at least the year 2100, the press release observed.

We need more Solar and Wind Energy, and all that scarring and warming of the planet to avoid…um, warming the earth, according to Harvard.

Are we suddenly not supposed to embrace research out of Harvard?

And they wonder why we’re so reluctant to believe anything else they say that just so happens to advance their progressive political agenda.

| CFACT.org